Meat Cleaver

Dutch, late 17th c.

Brass, iron. An interesting piece. The baroque brass handle has a lion's head (?) on the finial -- we call it a lion only because of what appears to be a mane! But it's a beast of some sort. The brass handle was cast in two pieces and brazed around the iron tang. Ex Bill Bartley collection. Original condition, no restoration, the blade with pitted surface.

9" long.
 
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